Dolphins sign first-round pick tackle Ja’Wuan James

Ja'Wuan James projects to open training camp as the Dolphins' starting right tackle.

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The Miami Dolphins signed first-round pick Ja’Wuan James to a four-year, $8.4 million deal on Thursday. The deal includes a $4.4 million signing bonus and a player option for a fifth year.

James, an offensive tackle from the University of Tennessee, was the 19th overall pick. He was a four-year starter for the Volunteers and was named a team captain along with collecting All-SEC and honorable mention All-America honors as a senior.

James is expected to open training camp next month as the starting right tackle.

In separate moves, the team signed defensive back Kevin Fogg, who attended minicamp on a tryout basis, and released former Florida International University defensive back Anthony Gaitor.